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What Song Do You Hum to Yourself?

I want to go all over the worldAnd start living freeI know that there’s somebody whoIs waiting for meI’ll build a boat, steady and trueAs soon as it’s doneI’m going to sail along in the dreamsOf my dear someone– Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Dear Someone There are bigger, more far-reaching songs on the classic…

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I’ve Loved Them All

And in the endThe love you takeIs equal to the love you make– The Beatles, The End Which Beatles album is the greatest? The answer is different for most everyone, but it usually comes down to Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s each wrestling for number one, with a couple of votes each for The…

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More to See for You and Me

“From here to VenezuelaThere’s nothing more to seeThan a hundred thousand islandsFlung like jewels upon the seaFor you and me”– Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Lee Shore I heard about a former coworker, a guy with Israeli good looks and intense blue eyes that no doubt closed many negotiations of the heart, who succumbed…

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To Be Touched by Everything I’ve Found

One obvious problem with long drives is that it eats into reading time. You can solve this with audio books, of course, but then what of podcasts? As a heavy consumer of both, what do you choose? And this is where time becomes our enemy. Long drives require epic podcast episodes, and there’s nothing more…

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One Day

If we were vampires and death was a jokeWe’d go out on the sidewalk and smokeAnd laugh at all the lovers and their plansI wouldn’t feel the need to hold your handMaybe time running out is a giftI’ll work hard ’til the end of my shiftAnd give you every second I can findAnd hope it…

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Myths and Pretty Stories

“Like the elite of ancient Egypt, most people in most cultures dedicate their lives to building pyramids. Only the names, shapes and sizes of these pyramids change from one culture to the other. They may take the form, for example, of a suburban cottage with a swimming pool and an evergreen lawn, or a gleaming…

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Dancing in our Seats

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” – Agnes De Mille “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.” – Xiaolu Guo Out for dinner with my bride on a Friday…